1 Kings 21:25

25 (There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, urged on by Jezebel his wife.

1 Kings 21:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
ESV
25 (There was none who sold himself to do what was evil in the sight of the LORD like Ahab, whom Jezebel his wife incited.
NLT
25 (No one else so completely sold himself to what was evil in the LORD ’s sight as Ahab did under the influence of his wife Jezebel.
MSG
25 Ahab, pushed by his wife Jezebel and in open defiance of God, set an all-time record in making big business of evil.
CSB
25 Still, there was no one like Ahab, who devoted himself to do what was evil in the Lord's sight, because his wife Jezebel incited him.

1 Kings 21:25 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 21:25

But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to
work wickedness in the sight of the Lord
Not of any of his predecessors, even those whose families had been destroyed, as his would be, ( 1 Kings 21:21 ) . (See Gill on 1 Kings 21:20).

whom Jezebel his wife stirred up;
to idolatry, revenge, and murder, and to whose will he was a slave, and is one instance of his being a captive to sin, and giving up himself to the power of it.

1 Kings 21:25 In-Context

23 “And also concerning Jezebel the LORD says: ‘Dogs will devour Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.’
24 “Dogs will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country.”
25 (There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, urged on by Jezebel his wife.
26 He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the LORD drove out before Israel.)
27 When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 20; S 1 Kings 14:9; S 1 Kings 16:33